By Joanna Molina of Second City Style Magazine
Last week we took a quick look at handful of German fashion designers (Das Dish: German Designers) making international headlines and took a snapshot of Berlin. But even the best-dressed woman feels naked without her favorite beauty buys. Of course, Europe has led the way for making cosmetics safer by imposing industry regulations and standards. As Rosemary Carstens reported for Alternative Medicine Magazine (January 2006), “The European Union (EU) has taken the international lead in guarding the public against chemical bombardment in personal and household products. In 2001 it classified the phthalates di-2ethylhexyl (DEHP) and di-n-butyl (DBP) as substances toxic to reproduction, saying they "should be regarded as if they impair fertility in humans" and "as if they cause developmental toxicity in humans." In 2003 the European Parliament banned reproductive toxicants such as DEHP and DBP, as well as other carcinogens and mutagens, in both domestic and imported cosmetics.” Known for their age-old commitment to natural health cures and preference for organic goodies, Germany has some of the strictest standards for beauty products in Europe. According the Beauty-on-line “ With regards to "natural" or "organic" cosmetics, Germany is certainly the most advanced of the European markets.” These German companies make woman and men beautiful, naturally.
A leader in the organic cosmetic industry, they offer everything form lipstick to nail polish in pretty little tins. Based in Germany, you can order in English from their UK site.
Eyes: Sante Cosmetics Eyes
Lips: Sante Cosmetics Lips
If Kate Moss is a fan, who am I to argue? Check our Alessandro’s cute, hip site for instant style for your nails.
Lavera, meaning “the truth” has been innovating natural skin care since 1987. Manufactured in Germany, Lavera’s commitment and philosophy to the purest organic and natural ingredients is unmatched, resulting in the highest honored and award winning skin care and cosmetics. Lavera was the first manufacturer to provide 100% mineral based sun protection. The full line of more than 250 products includes anti-aging skin care, sun protection, color cosmetics, face, body, baby and hair care.
Wild Rose one week trial set, $11.90
“I feel pretty, oh so pretty…” Their new Glam Couture Line looks pretty perfect to me. The collection features nail polish, eyelashes, powder brush for skin and hair, as well as the requisite lipstick and gloss.
We’ve seen him in the aisles at Sephora, but did you know he got his organic smarts from Germany? You can stop skincare lines skincare shop by mood, lifestyle, ingredient or skin concern. He even offers awesome accessories that allow you to get every last drop of goodness out each tube.
Tube wringer, $9.95
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